Saturday, May 12, 2012

Odds and Ends... Plus Win Tickets To Lindsey Buckingham at Hampton Beach Casino

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Lindsey Buckingham on May 31, 2012, at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom!

* Visitors are only allowed to enter once a day. Additional entries will be disqualified.

* Each complete entry is put into a drawing to win a pair (2) of tickets.
* One winner will be chosen on May 24, 2012.

Enter at Unionleader


Photo below at The Fremont Theatre by Joe Johnston Photography

Lindsey buckingham at the Fremont theatre.


It was a suit jacket night for Lindsey Buckingham at The Tower Theater in Fresno Wednesday night for those keeping score.  Here's Go Your Own Way from the show.


Frustration ensues as Lindsey dismisses one guitar for another during the beginning of Big Love.  Something technically went awry with the amp according to twitters @___A__J___ and he sort of just threw the guitar down and picked up another and on with the show he went,  The video captures the ending of it all with a brief explanation before he moved on.  He throws a little humour into the situation to lighten his mood... To the untrained I'm sure you wouldn't have noticed the difference... But to Lindsey, being somewhat of a perfectionist, it's likely a big deal.  Technical glitches happen and have happened at a number of shows... But it's par for the course when you are alone up there playing back to back to back to back shows, with no other band members to fall back on or cover up any mistakes... It's all good though - this is like a marathon run!... It's real and it doesn't take away from any of the shows or the power of his playing.

A couple of cool shots below by Ron Emery


Santa Cruz gets the suite jacket! This is a record third night in a row!    - Setlist intacked minus "Dancing".

Below two photos by @bennettjackson

Seven Songs Inspired by The Beach Boys:
Paste Magazine

The influence The Beach Boys had on popular music is undeniable. Here are seven tracks directly influenced by Brian Wilson and company.

1. Lindsey Buckingham: “The D.W. Suite” (from Go Insane, 1984)
There may be no bigger Brian Wilson fan among rock stars than Buckingham, who convinced Fleetwood Mac to cover the Beach Boys’ “The Farmer’s Daughter” for the 1980 Live album and who co-wrote “He Couldn’t Get His Poor Old Body To Move” with Brian as the B-side of the latter’s 1988 solo single, “Love and Mercy.” Buckingham’s 1992 Out of the Cradle, may well be the best Beach Boys’ album of the ‘90s. But Buckingham’s most direct tribute is this suite, named after Dennis Wilson and structured like the complex song suites Brian created for Smile.

Full List of 7 at Paste Magazine

Lindsey Buckingham sows his own seeds
by:  Sean McCourt
San Francisco Bay Guardian

For nearly 45 years, Lindsey Buckingham has been writing and performing songs with an indelible impact on rock'n'roll; and several of those tracks are nearly universally considered to be among the pillars of the classic rock pantheon.

Full article

Friday, May 11, 2012

A towering achievement • Lindsey Buckingham comes to Tower Theatre, Bend,OR

For all the things Lindsey Buckingham has done in his life, his place at the helm of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” — one of the 10 best-selling albums of all time, according to the Recording Industry Association of America — continues to tower over his career.

One can imagine that shadow as both a blessing and a curse. Without “Rumours,” who knows where Buckingham, a Californian and multi-instrumentalist, would’ve ended up. Certainly his talent for pop music might have carried him to stardom, but there’s no doubt that tens of millions of records sold and an Album of the Year Grammy will open a few doors, including the one to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which Fleetwood Mac joined in 1998.

Surely, Buckingham is appreciative of the opportunities that came his way post-“Rumours.”

Still, 35 years after its release, it’s not hard to see how Buckingham might also be tired of hearing about — and playing songs from — his grand, emotionally raw masterpiece, especially given that he continues to record, and prolifically. Last year’s “Seeds We Sow” was his third solo effort in five years.

For example: Buckingham will come to Bend Thursday for an intimate one-man show — billed as “an evening with” — in which he’ll play songs from “Seeds” and previous solo faves. Plus, says his website, “a variety of Fleetwood Mac classics.” As if, at this point, he has a choice.

Lindsey Buckingham; 
Thursday May 17th - 8pm
Tickets: $62 and $96 plus fees available through the venue; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend;

— Ben Salmon

Lindsey Buckingham - Carmel, CA (Setlist and Vids)

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Carmel, CA - May 10, 2012
Photo by Ron Emery

The set remains intact (without Dancing) and looks like it will stay that way... The mystery each night seems to be which jacket Lindsey will be wearing... Leather or Suit!  In Carmel, he went with the suit jacket!


Not Too Late:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham Contest: Win Tickets To Spokane, WA Show May 21st

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Spokane, WA 
The Bing Crosby Theater Monday, May 21st at 7:30pm.
Enter at KKZX 98.9 to win a pair of tickets to the show!
Deadline to enter is Sunday, May 13th.

Same contest also running at KISS 98.1 in Spokane

Buckingham Ready To Rock Near Sell-Out Show - Redding, CA May15th

Buckingham ready to rock Redding, Cascade May 15th with decades of hits
Staff Reports - Thursday, May 10, 2012

Polydor Records made a lot of good moves during its heyday, but dropping Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in 1973 was not one of them.

The pair recovered nicely, riding the critical acclaim from their only album, “Buckingham Nicks,” into a long stay with Fleetwood Mac during that band’s long and lucrative pop music phase. The band’s 1977 release, “Rumours,” has sold more than 40 million copies and featured Buckingham’s “Go Your Own Way.”

Buckingham, a self-taught guitarist and California (Palo Alto) native, has not exactly been in cruise control in the intervening 35-plus years and the fruit of those labors will be on display Tuesday at the Cascade Theatre.

Buckingham, 62, continued to perform and record with Fleetwood Mac on an intermittent basis while simultaneously fashioning a solo career. His first solo album, 1981’s “Law and Order,” was a well-received blend of his guitar playing and studio production skills and featured the Top 10 single, “Trouble.”

Other solo projects included “Go Insane” in 1984 and “Out of the Cradle” in 1992. “Under the Skin,” released in 2006, followed a long gap and was written while Buckingham was touring with a reunited Fleetwood Mac a few years earlier. “Gift of Screws” in 2008 was followed by his latest solo effort, “Seeds We Sow,” in 2011.

“You work in a band, and it tends to be more like moviemaking, I think. It tends to be more of a conscious, verbalized and, to some degree, political process,” Buckingham recently told a National Public Radio interviewer. “I think when you work alone — the way I do it, anyway — you could sort of liken it to painting, where there's sort of a one-on-one with the canvas. And you get different results.”

Buckingham will perform several songs from “Seeds We Sow” as well as a handful of Fleetwood Mac hits.

Very Few Tickets Remain... Buy now at

Fleetwood Mac: Producer Ken Caillat On 'Making Rumours' - Huffington Post Interview

Fleetwood Mac: Producer Ken Caillat On 'Making Rumours'
By: Debra Ollivier - Huffington Post

Check out the Photo Gallery

Behind every great band there's often great drama, and Fleetwood Mac was no exception. The band marked the 70s with huge hits, including its album Rumours, which produced four top-ten singles, stayed on the charts for 31 weeks, sold over 40 million copies and won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1977. But Fleetwood Mac's creativity and rise to stardom was marked by chaos: divorce, infidelity, intense creative struggles, and endless partying, which nearly tore the band apart.

In Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album, Ken Caillat chronicles what went on behind the scenes with band members Christine and John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, and how the band overcame obstacles despite adversity. "All of us were in our 20s," says Caillat. "We were young and kind of wide-eyed. Success hadn't struck anyone yet. I actually don't think this book should be called a music book, It's really a success story about personal triumph. And I was really lucky to be there."

Caillat has worked with a number of notable artists, including Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, and his own daughter, Grammy-winning singer Colbie Caillat. (Caillat produced her number one album, Breakthrough.) Making Rumours coincides with the 35th anniversary of the release of Rumours.

Full Interview at Huffington Post

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Review: Lindsey Buckingham Salano Beach, CA May 3rd

Lindsey Buckingham - Live at The Belly Up
Salano Beach, CA - May 3, 2012
Written by Rick Ostop
Towards the end of his show at the Belly Up Thursday night, May 3, Lindsey Buckingham explained how Fleetwood Mac is the “big machine” and what he is doing now is “just me - the little machine.” Though the “machine” might be smaller--just him and his multitude of guitars--the results were grandiose.

Buckingham, taking the stage for his hour and a half set by himself, seemed a slight bit tentative as he started working on a simple chord pattern. He wrestled with it over and over, before slipping into the first song of the night “That’s The Way Love Goes” (Note: It was actually Castaway Dreams) from his new album Seeds We Sow.  The new song was an interesting choppy choice for an opener and left the room kind of flat.  The familiarity, though, and the crowd response to the second number “Bleed To Love Her” was a whole different story. The fire and intensity Buckingham put into the performance seemed to awaken any apprehension he might have carried.  Buckingham drove the Fleetwood Mac song hard, soaring his vocals and intensely working his amazing finger picking guitar playing. To be able to carry off a full show by yourself, you have to display a confidence and talent level that can hold and captivate an audience. And when Buckingham finished “Bleed To Love Her,” he had everyone in the palm of his hand.

And here’s where the Belly Up truly shines. To be able to be no more than 10 feet away from a legendary musician, who you usually see playing an arena, is what this venue is all about. Being able to experience an artist with such stature and clout that close gave the audience a rare glimpse at Buckingham’s fascinating finger-picking guitar stylings.

Photo Gallery: Lindsey Buckingham Opens Fremont Concert Series San Luis Obispo

photo by Joe Johnston
Lindsey Buckingham opens Fremont Theatre concert series
Former Fleetwood Mac singer inaugurates SLO Brewing Co.’s concert series for the movie theater with one-man acoustic show.

San Luis Obispo Tribune

Photo Gallery

Photos below by @Majesticentinc

#LindseyBuckingham at historic #FreemontTheater. #awesomeshow on Twitpic The stage tonight at #FremontTheater prior to showtime. #Lind... on Twitpic
No Dancing... and were back to the leather jacket. By looking at the setlist provided by Majesticentinc, nothing has been added.

13 tunes... nice set, but a bit slim.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Stevie Nicks Live in Niagra Falls, NY July 7th - SOLD OUT!

Stevie Nicks Live at The Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, NY 
July 7, 2012
There's likely tickets available on the secondary market if you are desperate enough and don't mind paying inflated ticket prices.

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Album Coming 2012 includes Marianne Faithfull

Fleetwood Mac: Tribute Album Coming
According to B102.7 Classic Rock and American Music Channel, that Fleetwood Mac tribute album we first heard about in February, 2010 is finally on it's way.. and it looks like it might be released later this year!!  This is likely the tribute album that Michelle Branch talked about in February, 2010 when she recorded "Say You Love Me" with Waddy Wachtel and Stevie Nicks produced.  See the February, 2010 post here

American Music Channel talk about Trixie Whitley recording a track with producer Joe Henry along with Marc Ribot, Chris Wood and Kenny Wollesen for the album and say that Trixie also contributed to a song that Marianne Faithfull recorded for the album. Trixie Whitley is the daughter of the late Chris Whitley and co-fronts the group Black Dub with Daniel Lanois.  No other artists have been announced yet on the project.

American Music Channel

Monday, May 07, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham Thousand Oaks, CA - May 6th Vids & Pics

Couple of changes for last nights show at the Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, CA... Lindsey's back to the blazer for this show and "Dancing" which last appeared at The Wiltern on Friday night is still out of the setlist with no replacement and no additional tunes added to the set.  A couple of his kids with his wife were also in attendance.

A couple of videos... Never Going Back Again and Go Your Own Way
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Photos & Videos by Crystal Marie

Lindsey Buckingham At The Fred Kavli Theatre
By Crystal Larsen

The widely heralded musical brilliance of Buckingham was put on incredible display during an intimate performance Sunday evening at the Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Armed with an impressive arsenal of custom guitars that he would switch out between each song, Buckingham took the stage at 8 p.m. a black blazer to perform the subdued "Cast Away Dreams" from his 2006 album, Under The Skin.

Full Review at

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham plays to packed Coach House in San Juan Capistrano

Lindsey Buckingham Live at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA - May 5, 2012
setlist provided by Mark Pickard
A few changes! Lindsey brought back the leather jacket for this show... and dropped "Dancing" from the setlist at the last minute without a replacement.  

Dancing's actually a really beautiful song lyrically, and can be interpreted in a plethora of ways if you think about it in terms of the history of Lindsey and Stevie's relationship... I'm not sure what to make of it. It's a little underwhelming given his guitar picking talent... Sounds like a song that might close out a future album if he ever records it.  But a new song nonetheless and you have to give him credit for throwing out a curve ball.  Plus since he's carrying the show alone, the fingers likely need a rest period midway.

With "Dancing" dropped from the set, and who knows if it will resurface, we are lucky to have the song on film, captured Friday night at The Wiltern (video below). One less track in the set leaves 13 tunes.  It's looking a little slim!  Lindsey needs to throw in another Seeds We Sow album track given he's only playing the title track from the new album.  A couple of suggestions and personal favourites of mine from Seeds would be Rock Away Blind, or Gone Too Far!  Or from Gift of Screws how about Bel Air Rain? Or surprise us all and go deep and pull out something obscure from Tusk, but not Tusk!  There's a lot to choose from!

Photos by Majestic Ent. @majesticentinc 
Said it was the best of the 3 shows so far this tour!

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"Dancing" - The Wiltern